On my first visit to Mykonos last year I found it an island full of contrasts. The 5 star Mykonos glitz and glam shops, buzzing vibrant bars and nightlife then the traditional picture postcard whitewashed houses, iconic windmills, narrow pedestrian streets bedecked with bougainvillea and stunning scenery. Add a sky that glows with a fiery intensity as the sun sinks from heaven to meet a sea which during the day sparkles like it’s made of thousands of stars. Mykonos is something else!
Mykonos is world famous as a round-the-clock-party, glorious summer destination. But this doesn’t mean that life here, stops during the winter. Granted you’ll not find the intense, frenzied action of the busy season, but you’ll be bountifully rewarded by a serene, calm, much more esoteric (and in many respects more interesting) vibe; and that’s not to mention a striking winter scenery: Picture long, empty stretches of sand against the windy, blue seas; by now, verdant, rolling hills and a spectacular play of hide and seek between clouds and the cerulean sky.
The ultimate choice of jetsetters, A-listers, movie stars, mega tycoons and European royalty, Mykonos is the quintessential “It” destination of the Aegean.
Mykonos is two faced, but unlike Jekyll and Hyde, both of its personalities are equally enchanting. Picture on the one hand, a sexy, fun, happy go lucky debutante; and a woman of a certain age on the other; whose beauty, poise and elegance, only rivals her wisdom.
Unbeknownst to most, but commonly acknowledged between those in the know, September is perhaps the best time of the year to enjoy Mykonos. The weather is still pleasantly hot, as the Meltemi Northern winds that plague the island in August, have by now ceased; shops, clubs and restaurants remain open and, most importantly, the crowds are gone. And it gets even better: locals, less pressurized at this time of year, are here to wholeheartedly welcome you and offer you an unforgettable experience.
Once among the poorest, most barren Greek islands, Mykonos – starting in the late 1950s – reinvented itself as a bohemian mecca; an elite playground for the world’s rich and famous.
Saint Tropez or even Ibiza pale in comparison to Mykonos. Indeed the island of the winds is the undisputed uber hot destination of the Mediterranean: A sun soaked, bacchanalian paradise filled with the world’s most notorious, glamorously decadent parties. Yet holidays are supposed to be relaxing as well. And we all know only too well what too much merry-making does to the system. You don’t have to fret however. In this magical island where luxury abounds, there are plenty of opulent establishments specifically designed to revitalize, refresh and energize. One of the finest is arguably the aqua spa at Semeli Mykonos town hotel: In effect a temple of well being specifically designed to offer you the invigorating rejuvenation you so greatly need-and deserve. Beautifully appointed and decorated in welcoming earth tones, the luxury aqua spa at Semeli Mykonos town hotel boasts state of the art equipment, expert staff and the latest in facial and body treatments. It is thence really the ideal place to loosen up, and to revive your body and soul and awaken all your senses.
Pleasures of the palate are among the most important -treasured and recollected- delights of the holidays. At Semeli luxury boutique hotel Mykonos, we are very aware of that so we place great emphasis on our food and drink. Taste, variety, presentation, service, overall ambience and aesthetic play equally fundamental roles and are harmoniously blended to create one of the most renowned, best fine dining restaurants in an island famous for its world class culinary establishments.
Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure? Granted Mykonos is the quintessential party destination, best enjoyed with no worries on your mind. But then again, if you have to work, we bet it’s certainly best do so on the little spot of heaven on earth that is Mykonos.
Aristotle Onassis, Maria Callas, Jackie Kennedy, Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly, Leonardo Dicaprio, Paris Hilton, Gerald Butler, Adriana Lima…Name dropping is the easiest thing to do when referring to Mykonos. For ever since the ‘60’s, when the aforementioned Greek shipping tycoon rocked up on his megayacht along with his opera diva, everybody who’s anybody, has holidayed at least once in the notorious island of winds.